Doucette’s Election Win Overturned

Friday, June 11, 2004 at 14:18



The Metis Election Commission has abruptly changed its mind about who won the Metis Nation of Saskatchewan’s election for president a couple of weeks ago.


Yesterday morning, the election commission held a news conference in Saskatoon to announce the official results from the vote count.


Robert Doucette was declared the new president at that time.


But later in the day, the election commission issued a news release stating that it had made an error in counting the ballots, and as a result, Dwayne Roth is the new president — not Doucette.


The release says chief electoral officer Robert McAuley had mistakenly overlooked the results from a ballot box in the North Battleford region.


The election commission says it apologizes for the inconvenience this error may have caused.


Elections officials have been unavailable for further comment.


Doucette has 2 weeks to appeal.